Casey Ashley gives a detailed description of his winning gameplan including locations, technique, lure (homemade) and how he fishes the lure. Unless you're friends with his dad, good luck getting one of the winning bladerunner heads. The Zoom Super Fluke Junior is widely available though.
Hear the anglers tell it in their own words. Highlights from the Day 1 post-weigh in press conference featuring Casey Ashley, Skeet Reese, Randy Howell, Keith Combs, Brett Hite, and of course, tourney leader Dean Rojas.
Rojas was relaxed even though he spent 28 minutes in the 'penalty box' after a morning launch that was already delayed an hour and a half. He gives details about his day and the reason for his penalty.
If the forecast holds true, this could be the coldest Bassmaster Classic ever. Mental toughness will count for a lot. So we posed the question to 11 top anglers: "Are you tougher than the rest of these guys? If so, does that give you an advantage?"
Van Soles enjoyed support from the Lakeland Junior Bassmasters club en route to winning the Open on Lake Toho and punching his ticket to bass fishing's most major tournament. He's giving back by bringing a handful of these young anglers to experience the thrill of the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.
See and hear Bassmaster Elite Series Pro David Walker tell the story of how he rescued a boatless boater from the frigid waters of Lake Hartwell during practice for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic. The boarding ladder on Walker's Ranger boat was, litterally, a life-saver.
Sportsman's Warehouse fishing Mgr Craig Baird joins us to talk BFL and FLW CUP-both coming to LAKE MURRAY! It's topwater and drop shot time as most of you know, and we have a few tips for both-click on the video for more!
AC Pro Staffer Rob Digh talks Tournaments, and lots of em'!! His 2nd place finish at the BFL on High Rock, plus the upcoming Rayovac on Lake Champlain, the CBC on Kerr, and the FLW Cup on Murray coming this August--Click on the video for more!!
25 years. Over 2 million dollars raised. 448 boats participated this year. When it was done, one team ran 180 miles round-trip to put over 30 pounds of St Johns River bass on the scale and claim the $10,000 top prize. But the real winners are the families served by the Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a day well spent on the banks of the St Johns River - the 2014 Wolfson Bass Tournament!
Greg Hackney nearly won the Bassmaster Elite Series event on Lake Dardanelle this past week. He led for two days and fell short at yesterday's final weigh in, finishing 3rd. The timing is interesting because exactly a week before the tournament began, Vance McCullough was in Hackney's boat and asked him this question: "What does it take to win a bass tournament?" Hear Hackney's insigthful answer, based on years of experience at the sport's highest level.
FLW Tour Pro John Cox and partner Keith Carson ran over 180 miles in an aluminum boat to catch 30 pounds of St Johns River bass and win the 2014 Wolfson Children's Hospital Bass Tournament. See them weigh-in, hear them tell their story!
Get in the boat with Bassmaster Elite Series and FLW Tour Pro Greg Hackney as he demonstrates how, and why, to skip a jig on baitcasting gear and then swim it subsurface to provoke exciting strikes! Topics covered include rod selection, how to set the hook and much more. Want to be a better angler? Then you must see this!
Doug Miller heads-up the Wildlife department at Grosse Savanne, a premier property in Southwest Louisiana, where you can fish for bass in the morning, giant redfish and world record speckled sea trout in the afternoon, hunt ducks and gators. And when you're done with the fun afield you will dine on world class cuisine with a Cajun flavor! Bassmaster Elite Series Pro and FLW Tour Pro Greg Hackney tells Vance McCullough about his experience on the soon-to-be-world-famous slice of Sportsman's Paradise.
AC Pro Staffer Rob Digh breaks down all the tournaments accross the region for this and next weekend.........one very common theme-the fish are biting almost everywhere! Click on the video for the FULL PREVIEW!!
AC Pro Staffer Dearal Rodgers missed a good bit of action in 2013, but now is back up and running on the FLW TOUR and gives us a great update after fishing Beaver Lake--also gives us his take on what to throw and do this coming weekend at SANTEE!
With 200 Boats being ready to go at Blastoff, very few would have predicted such great bags at the Rock Sat afternoon-but thats exactly what happened. Steve Sink and Tony Foster won with 23.81 and just beat out 2nd place at 23.76, so 5/100 was all it tool to bring home the record payday..............
AC Pro Staffer Rob Digh comments on the amazing weights coming in around the region as well as a full preivew of the upcoming CBC on High Rock plus the 12 Man Federation event going on next week at historic Lake Eufaula!
Former AC Pro Staffer Robby Byrum chimes in after a big hiatus to talk about the incredible fishing going on at Lake Wateree right now............he also previews the upcoming CBC on High Rock, plus much, much more! Click here to watch!
AC Pro Staffer Rob Digh joins us to look back at one of the better weekends we've seen in years across the region. Now there is a reason for all these great weights, and Rob shares that with us. Click here for more!
CBC Tournament Director Brett Collins talks about a record setting turnout (203 Teams) as well as the fantastic fishing that these anglers were able to experience on Norman Sat. With Wateree up next weekend, don't look for much to change expect bigger limits!!
Collins Bass for Cash Tournament Director Jeff Narron joins us at their Open House Sat to get us caught up on their 2nd season and whats coming up in April. Affordable entry fee's and solid paybacks........click here for more!
Van Soles brought in the 2nd-heaviest sack of the tournament (and the only the 2nd one to exceed 20 pounds) to close out the win with over 50 pounds on three tough fishing days at the Bassmaster Southern Open on Florida's Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.
Morgan Sprull and Tom Ridley made a statement on the final day with nearly 20 pounds to pull off the win by 0.02 pounds - that's two one-hundredths of a pound - over Donnie Feagle and Joey Wood. They pocketed over $9,500 plus big fish money - not a bad payout for winning a 25-boat tournament. Hear them tell how they won the big money in the Bienville Plantation Big Bass Blast Clasic.
Jake Gipson and Charlie Hurst, fishing for the University of Alabama, placed 2nd among 130 boats in this weekend's Carhartt College Southern B.A.S.S. Regional. Gipson has been there before. In fact, he's been better. He and former partner Matt Wercinsky founded the University of Florida club and won a pair of national titles for the fishing Gators when Gipson was an undergrad - and half of the most dynamic duo to ever compete in collegiate fishing. Now a grad student, Gipson has taken his winning ways to an established collegiate angling program.
Alabama's Jake Gipson and Charlie Hurst had taken the lead with a 24 pound, 15 ounce sack of Okeechobee bass but Kyle Oliver and Hunter McKamey from the University of Central Florida stepped to the scale with more than 20 pounds of their own to run their 2-day total to 39-12 and win the Carhartt College Southern B.A.S.S. Regional! See them do it, hear them tell how.
It was winner-take-all at the Bassmaster Wildcard presented by Star Tron on Lake Okeechobee. Shaye Baker led for 2 days. Jesse Tacoronte made a late charge. But Elite Series pro Chad Morgenthaler gained the 56th, and final, berth into the 2014 Bassmaster Classic with a 3-day total of 63 pounds, 13 ounces. See them weigh in and hear how they did it!
Sportsman's Warehouse fishing Manager Craig Baird preps us on the conditions at Lake Murray for the upcoming Buckeye Lures Open on Sat, October 19th!! $5000 CASH GUARANTEED for 1st place...click here for all the details!
We've learned a lot about Randy Howell's on-water exploits at the recent 2014 Bassmaster Classic. But what makes Howell tick when he's at home serving his community? Hear Howell talk about his title sponsor and what the kids of King's Home mean to him and his family.
Take a peek at some of the footage that will be shown on the Progressive Bass Wrap Up TV Show. We were able to bring you this on-water excitement because our friend, Clay Connor was kind enough to ride us around in his Xpress Bass Boat. And yes, it's aluminum. Tough. Light. Smooth on the waves and quiet on the flats. Check out http://www.xpressboats.com/
Newly crowned Classic Champ Randy Howell talks about decision making - good and bad - and how he honed his ability to make the right call. The result: he came back from 11th place to make up the most ground ever for a Bassmaster Classic winner.
Paul Mueller of Naugatuck, CT talks about record-breaking catch - 32 pounds, 3 ounces is new heaviest single day haul in Bassmaster Classic history. Also, Randall Tharp becomes an improptu interviewer and Jason Christie makes a wish.
While filming Chris Lane on Lake Guntersville today Vance McCullough went surfing, courtesy of an uncourteous spectatir boat who really really REALLY wanted to keep up with Lane as he moved all of 100 yards. While it's comical now, such behavior is dangerous and y'all need to place nice out there! Also, it should be noted that the vast majority of onlookers were great citizens today.
Randall Tharp was confident and forthcoming in his interview with Vance McCullough at Bassmaster Classic Media Day. He was not concerned about the approaching weather system that, as we learned today, hurt many of his competitors. Unlike those who struggled, Tharp showed out.
Florida's Rich Howes qualified for the classic via his win 13 months ago in the Bassmaster Southern Open on Lake Toho. He tells us about his experience this past year and this past week as he makes final tackle adjustments in his boat durind Classic Media Day.
FLW Tour pro Cody Meyer placed 5th in the recent FLW Tour season-opener on Lake Okeechobee and he did so on the strength of the sasuteki rig. Meyer used a Zappu Sasuteki Weight on the bottom - that's right, the bottom - of a Jackall Sasuteki Craw to get into thick mats with a lighter lure package. Hear him tell how he did it. While not exactly brand new, this technique hasn't quite caught on. But it will. Be the first among your bassin' buddies to pick up the sasuteki rig.
AC Pro Staffer Rob Digh joins us again to preview what looks to be a fantastic weekend on the water! Final CBC NC Qualifier on Hickory as well as numberous others throughout the region! Patterns are changing now, and we dive into what that means for that first cast..
AC Pro Staffer Rob Digh says the new pattern as we move torward summer and especially this coming weekend is a BIG SWIMBAIT and SPOON in the 15-20 foot range. We also look back at KVD's big win on Toledo Bend-Click here for the full report!!